Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Here's my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #16 found HERE. This sketch really had me stumped for a while, but I finally came up with this card. I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder in dark gray cardstock. The card base is black. The 3 panels underneath the main panel were scraps from my stash and I don't know who makes them. The
butterfly was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed with clear ep, then colored with Tombow markers and blended with a wet brush. The sentiment panel was colored with markers and stamped and then pierced. The flowers are by Prima, the ferns are punches by MS and EK success. The button is from my stash and tied with embroidery thread.
I hope you enjoy what I finally came up with!
Thanks for stopping by and do enjoy your Tuesday!


stamps - sugarloaf, Inc., Upsy Daisy
paper - black, grey, PTI white, pink scraps for ferns, 2 dsp scraps (unknown)
inks - Versafine Onyx Black
accessories - clear embossing powder, Tombow markers, MS fern punch, EK rock fern punch, Prima flowers, ribbon, button, embroidery thread piercing tool, cuttlebug embossing folder


Priscilla said...

Hi Carol :)Your bg embossing is great. You pink just POPS off the card and looks fantastic. Well done with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week.
MMSC Hostess

Phyllis said...

What gorgeous bright colors on this lovely creations. Nice papers too!! We thank you for playing with us this week and will be anticipating your card for next week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team
aka SparklePlenty1000 at SCS

Sue from Oregon said...

I love this sentiment! Great card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous!! WOW!!

...I just printed this sketch and hopefully I'll get some time to play. It looks like fun. :)

JD said...

Carol, You did a great job with this sketch!

Carolyn said...

This is such a pretty card. I really love the bright pinks! Great job. It is a pleasure to have you play with us, and I hope we will see you play again.

If you like blog candy, pop over to my blog and sign up. I have some really fun stuff up for grabs.

Carolyn MMSC DT

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Carol!!! I love the color combo!! It just pops!! Gorgeous take on the sketch!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh super pretty.

Silke said...

Carol - these colors really are striking!!! Gorgeous card and take on the Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

My first and last thought is STUNNING. Love the colors and sentiment - I really like it. THANKS.
Play with us again at Midnight madness.


Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Carol! I just love that butterfly & the pink & gray colors! WOWZA! Nice job on the challenge!

Carol said...

Carol how elegant and alluring your butterfly is. Just exquisite and appealing. Thanks for playing the MM challenge and am looking forward to your creation next week!

Midnight Madness Guest Design Diva- September

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a beautiful card!! Great job!! Thanks for playing along with us!!


MMDT August Guest Designer

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Carol! WOW! The coloring is outstanding!! Beautiful butterfly! Thank you for joining us again this week and sure do hope to see you next week!


Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Hi Carol, what bright colors! Lovely background, great job this week :) THanks for taking some time to play with us. You are also eligible for my MMSC Candy as you played this sketch, feel free to stop by and put your name down, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT